Fishing spots

Fishing around Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australian Geographic

When historian Professor Geoffrey Blainey coined the phrase ‘the tyranny of distance’ about geography’s role in shaping Australia, he could have been writing about fishing in this great land. It is simply too vast a continent with far too many angling opportunities to experience in one lifetime. Still, to paraphrase fishing writer Steve Cooper, you may not get to fish all the places you’d like, but you can have fun trying!

Whether it’s a barramundi bonanza in Kakadu National Park, serious game-fishing off Portland, or Albany’s legendary salmon run, your angling travels around Australia are sure to be worth writing home about.


Blue Mountains

Central Coast & Hawkesbury

Holiday Coast

Hunter Valley & Coast

New England


Snowy Mountains

South Coast

Southern Highlands

The Murray

Tropical North Coast

Top beaches

  • Broome

    Broome's Cable Beach is a place of sweeping white sand and turquoise waters, forming the scenic centerpiece of Australia’s most exotic resort town.

  • Port Douglas
    Port Douglas

    Port Douglas' beach is so beautiful, it helped turn a sleepy seaside village into an international resort.

  • Freycinet National Park
    Freycinet National Park

    Bushland opens on to Wineglass Bay, a magnificently sculpted, crescent-shaped beach, perfect for strolling.